Stewart Alexander of California and Alex Mendoza of Texas have been nominated by the Socialist Party USA to run for the President and Vice President of the United States in 2012; the campaign wants to engage students and allow them participate in the current political landscape and the upcoming presidential election, even though they may not be old enough to vote.
For a movement that started with one strategy and a couple of slogans, Occupy has preformed brilliantly. Having based itself on the examples of Egypt and Wisconsin, the Occupy Movement has raised the political consciousness of millions and created a large layer of new activists. But the uninterrupted string of successes of Egypt and Tunisia haven’t materialized for Occupy. We're in a lull period. Next steps are being considered and some tactics are being re-thought.